Note - ​Applications for the 2018 Apprentice intake for Mackay and Mossman are now closed.

In 2018, we are offering apprenticeships in the two main trade disciplines - Mechanical (Fitting & Turning and Boilermaking) and Electrical.   

2018 Apprentice Job Profiles.   


  • Mackay -  Refined Recruitment Solutions on 07 4942 1285 or 0412 597 348 (all hours)   
  • Mossman -  Engineering Manager, Alan Milani on 07 4030 4190

 Recruitment Timeline (Mackay):

​​Date ​Recruitment Stage
​5 August 2017 ​​Applications open
​9 August 2017 ​Mackay Careers Expo (Souths Leagues Club from 11am to 6pm)
​9 September 2017 ​Apprentice Open Day (10am to 12.30pm at Racecourse Mill)
​18 September 2017 Applications close​ (Mackay)
Sep - Oct 2017 ​Refined Recruitment Solutions will conduct shortlisting, resume screening, aptitude testing, preliminary interviews and reference checking 
​October 2017 Handover of shortlisted applicants from Refined Recruitment Solutions to Mackay Sugar. 
​Oct to Nov 2017 ​​On-site interviews and mill tours at Mackay Sugar
​November 2017 Offers made to successful applicants
​December 2017 ​Apprentice sign-on
​mid-January 2018 ​New apprentices commence!
Click HERE to watch a video as one of our apprentices explains his role and tells us what he likes most about working with Mackay Sugar.


Mackay Sugar offers traineeships from time to time in the area of administration.

Traineeships are employment arrangements supported by the State and Federal government which encourage training of new and existing employees. Traineeships are suitable for most individuals over the age of 16 (sixteen) or who have completed Year 10 schooling.

Additional information on traineeships is available on the Queensland Government site: click here